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Kplum 03-21-2009 12:08 AM

Spent Grain??
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Spent Grains??

What about making bird seed? Has anyone tried this? I cannot find any information on this.. I thought about trying it..

IowaHarry 03-21-2009 12:14 AM

Mine goes on the compost heap. If the birds want it they can have it.

zac 03-21-2009 12:15 AM

I make dog treats, I'm sure theres a link around here somewhere...

HSM 03-21-2009 12:24 AM

You can throw a little milk and sugar on it and have a tasty breakfast treat! ;)

I just toss mine in the compost, but animals of all sorts will eat it, livestock, birds, dogs, etc.

Kplum 03-21-2009 12:43 AM

I was just wanting to dry it out.. throw it out for the birds.. Maybe I will make my friends bulldog some treats as well.. Thanks guys..

zac 03-21-2009 12:53 AM

Somebody will be along soon with the dog treat link....

BlindLemonLars 03-21-2009 12:59 AM

If you have a bread machine, make a batch of your favorite wheat bread recipe, but substitute one cup of spent grain for one cup of flour. Watch it as it blends...you may have to add a little water or flour to get the right consistency.

Good stuff! I do this with every batch of beer now, the rest of the grain goes on the compost heap.


SpaghettiMonster 03-21-2009 12:59 AM

If you want to feed the birds just throw it out and they will eat. To make dog treats mix about 4 cups grain w/4 cup flour (or corn meal etc), 1 cup peanut butter and 1 egg. You can throw in parsley, ect. if you want to help with nasty dog breath. Bake for about 30 minutes @ 350 then for several hours @ 225 to really dry them out, that way you won't have to worry about mold when you store them. I heard also to not use grains that have hops becuase the hops are bad for dogs.

LaurieGator 03-21-2009 01:13 AM

I found I needed a bit more liquid for the doggie biscuits but they turned out great. My 3 doggies just LOVE them!

zac 03-21-2009 01:19 AM

I add more liquid too. 4 cups flour, 4 cups grain, 1 cup PB, 1 egg, get yer hands dirty mixing it.

Its fun, and the dongs go into orgasmic shock when they get one.

I knew somebody would recite the recpie.

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